Wednesday, June 8, 2011

THIS WEEK Jackson Heights in the News

THIS WEEK ! June in Jackson Heights
Consuelo from Natives on Northern Blvd - Sous Chef & Chef Depak from Delhi Heights on 37th Road & Council Member Dromm at the Press Conference

At a press conference on May 26, Councilmember Daniel Dromm announced the Second Annual June in Jackson Heights, an initiative designed to highlight the wealth of unique artistic talent, businesses and restaurants in the most diverse community in the world.

The month-long event will include art exhibits and installations, theatrical readings, family friendly activities, dance and musical performances and the Second Annual Jackson Heights Restaurant Week featuring international cuisine from June 20th through June 25th.

“After last year’s wildly successful debut, I am pleased to once again sponsor an initiative that showcases the broad range of arts and culture that make Jackson Heights such a unique neighborhood in which to live, work, eat, and shop,” Dromm said. “June in Jackson Heights is also a wonderful example of how arts and culture can be a driving force for economic development.”

Dromm added, “We are inviting everyone to visit the area in June to partake in the numerous events that are happening all around our neighborhood. You can take a guided tour highlighting the historic landmarked gardens, enjoy piano playing in front of our post office, or visit our library, one of the most used branches in all of New York, for free educational and cultural programs.”

Also, the 19th Annual Queens Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade and Multicultural Festival took place on June 5.

Of course it would not be June in Jackson Heights without another Restaurant Week. The event will start June 20 and run through June 25.

Also scheduled will be Play Me, I’m Yours, featuring 88 pianos placed in public areas in every borough. This endeavor, started by artist Luke Jerram and Sing for Hope, will return to Jackson Heights and will make a piano available for any member of the community to play through June 21. A concert in conjunction with Make Music NY will be held on June 21 in front of the Post Office at 78th Street and 37th Avenue.


TREA Open Mic - FREE
Teens for racial & Ethnic Awakening
share you creativity - music - skits - poetry
Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81st St
6 to 8pm

Film Screening - FREE
"Stonewall Uprising"
Jewish Center of JH
77th St corner of 37th Avenue


Theatre 167 presents a reading of a new pop musical
How I Was Radicalized - FREE
By Ben Morss and Les Hunter - Directed by Ari Laura Kreith
PS 69 37th Avenue between 77 & 78 Sts.


Radio Jarocho presents Musical traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico
at JH Library - FREE
35-51 81st St

Jackson Repertory Theatre
presents "Dances for a New Diagonal" with Meg Fry and Company
PS 69 37th Avenue between 77 & 78 Sts.
8pm - $10 ($8 student & seniors)

Carnival & Flea Market at IS 145
33-34 80th St
8am to 5 pm


34th Ave Between 80 & 81 Sts.
10am - 3 pm

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